Language Nest Program – FPCF
The goal of the Language Nest Program is to create new language speakers by creating language and cultural immersion environments for preschool age children and their parents to become fluent in their First Nations languages. In Language Nests, young children are immersed in the language, parents are encouraged to participate, and staff, volunteers, and Elders carry out daily activities in the language with the children.
FPCC is accepting proposals to the Language Nest Program for up to $50,000. Grants should be between $25,000 – $50,000 maximum, per year.
FPCC Language Gathering and Sharing Grants
FPCC is offering funding for language-focused gatherings that bring together British Columbia First Nations communities and organizations to share about their current and future language revitalization projects and plans. The grants may be used for formal or informal gatherings with two or more communities or organizations that have the same language, for the purpose of sharing information and resources and forming positive relationships for language revitalization.
Deadline: Eligible applications will be funded in the order in which they are received until the program fund is expe nded for the current year. January 31, 2019 is the last date that applications will be accepted for funding in the current fiscal year.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year! The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019 at 4:00pm.
The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together over a one-year period.